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Factors Affecting Cloud Computing Adoption in Higher Education in Bangladesh: A Case of University of Dhaka
Applied and Computational Mathematics
Volume 6, Issue 3, June 2017, Pages: 129-136
Received: Feb. 26, 2017; Accepted: Apr. 5, 2017; Published: May 17, 2017
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Jakia Sultana, Department of MIS, Faculty of Business Studies, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Md. Fahami Ahsan Mazmum, Department of MIS, Faculty of Business Studies, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Nymatul Jannat Nipa, Department of MIS, Faculty of Business Studies, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh
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In the arena of education, Cloud computing is more apparent technology to ensure availability and sharing of resources through virtualization. To acquire benefit from this technology boon, it is important for an educational institution to identify the important factors that contribute on cloud computing adoption. So, this study has been conducted to identify the factors that will affect cloud computing adoption in educational sector. University of Dhaka is chosen as a case for this paper. Both primary and secondary sources are used for data collection. Seventeen potential factors are taken into consideration, on which survey has been conducted focusing primary sources. After performing multiple regression, variance inflation factor and factor analysis on data of primary source, six factors are identified as core factors to cloud computing adoption, these are- service availability, cloud control ability, resource need, usefulness in education, lack of proper infrastructure, lack of training of staff. These findings can be used as a theoretical base and future development of technological adoption in higher education.
Cloud Computing, Adoption, Higher Education, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Jakia Sultana, Md. Fahami Ahsan Mazmum, Nymatul Jannat Nipa, Factors Affecting Cloud Computing Adoption in Higher Education in Bangladesh: A Case of University of Dhaka, Applied and Computational Mathematics. Vol. 6, No. 3, 2017, pp. 129-136. doi: 10.11648/j.acm.20170603.11
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